Global Patent Index - EP 1213911 B1

EP 1213911 B1 20080903 - Method and apparatus for reproducing an image with embedded cutting instructions and product thereof

Title (en)

Method and apparatus for reproducing an image with embedded cutting instructions and product thereof

Title (de)

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Wiedergabe eines Bildes mit eingebetteten Schneidinstruktionen und Produkt davon

Title (fr)

Procédé et appareil pour la reproduction d'une image avec des instructions de découpage et produit

Publication

EP 1213911 B1 20080903 (EN)

Application

EP 01204412 A 20011119

Priority

US 72566000 A 20001129

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP1213911A2] A method and apparatus for printing an image on a sheet that is to be subsequently cut from the sheet to a desired dimension or border. Digital image data is provided representing a pictorial image to be printed on the sheet as a hard copy. Information for cutting the sheet with the printed pictorial image is also provided such as by an operator input at a workstation. The image data and the instructions for cutting the sheet are used to print the pictorial image on the sheet with invisible cutting instructions being printed so as to be embedded in the printed pictorial image. The invisible cutting instructions are dispersed within the pictorial image and not necessarily located at locations where cutting is to be made according to the cutting instructions. <IMAGE>

IPC 8 full level

H04N 1/32 (2006.01); G06T 1/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G06T 1/0021 (2013.01); H04N 1/32144 (2013.01); H04N 2201/3242 (2013.01); H04N 2201/327 (2013.01); H04N 2201/3271 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 1213911 A2 20020612; EP 1213911 A3 20040526; EP 1213911 B1 20080903; DE 60135620 D1 20081016; US 2002063879 A1 20020530

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 01204412 A 20011119; DE 60135620 T 20011119; US 72566000 A 20001129